gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle I purchased at Systembolaget (via order) a little while back. Sampled on February 22, 2014.
Black color, dark brown fluffy lasting head that leaves lacing on the glass. Sweet, smooth, raisin taste. Some alcohol on the tip of my tongue. Sweet, chocolate, cocoa aftertaste. Smooth, soft, rich mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
A lovely beer, very nice, a shame I only managed to get my greedy hands on the one bottle. Glad I got to drink one though.
Senap (512) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En snäll jätte står det på flaskan. Det stämmer rätt väl, trots den mycket kraftiga och nästan trögflytande vätskan är den ganska snäll.
Nsanders (829) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Black with a tall mocha head. Raisins, vanilla, chocolate and earthy hops. Milk chocolate sweetness with an earthy bitterness. Body is heavier with a bubbly feel.
jw0406 (975) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle pours a dark black color with a nice tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, light hops, dark roasted malts. Huge beer, oats make it surprising smooth and delicious. Great.
hirigalzkar (2631) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The point of adding oatmeal to a imperial stout is to smoothen the taste aswell as the texture (I guess). In this beer, however, the oatmeal works as a base for the roasted malts and spices to play its game one by one, which turns it into a rather unbalanced brew.
finol (2643) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a light Brown head.
Smooth and drinkable which is nice, but the alcohol and roasted malts makes it rather rough. Some bitterness, dark fruits and vinousity.
beer_est_deus (979) - örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svart öl med riktigt mörkbrunt skum. Doft: Havre kakor, mörkchoklad, trä, frukt, choklad doppade små katrinplommon. Smak: Choklad havrekakor, choklad doppade mörka frukter, lite kaffe karamell, humle.
NachlamSie (3059) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 oz at the brewery. Super dark pour, basically black. I love that the oatmeal and raisins are not overdone. They just add a nice, round mellowness to the otherwise aggressive notes. Aroma has that roasty espresso with cacao, a little bit of hops and a smooth oaty character with a milky backdrop. Palate is huge. The oatmeal makes this beast silky smooth while leaving an excellent roasted finish in the mouth. I like it more than regular Yeti, but not as much as the near perfect espresso oak Yeti.
HoppyAlesToYou (164) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty notes and molasses primarily, with subtle licorice and raisin compose the aroma, but rather muted overall. It is brownish black in color, with a tan head that settles into a ring. The taste begins with light sweetness, followed by a light bitterness that builds to medium in the aftertaste. There may be a hint of umami trying to peak through, but not enough to elicit a better rating. The body is medium, texture is sticky, carbonation is average, and finish is bitter. Overall it is enjoyable...if it were half the price. Will not purchase another bottle.
rarbring (1957) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, dates, coffee, chocolate and oak.
Appearance: A dark black colored beer. A brown head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet dark bread, figs and dates, vanilla chocolate, coffee and orange peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a good dry finish.
Overall: Can a stout really be much better?
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-01-22.